Kathy Liao

Artist Statement 

My creativity is fueled by direct observation. My work is developed through an exploration of lines, shapes, and color through the visceral act of painting, scraping and collaging materials. I draw upon images of the people, objects, and places that I observe and identify with on a personal level. These images are given substance and transformed through the discipline of the painting and printmaking processes.

Duality is a theme that repeatedly makes its way into my work. Having spent my childhood in Taiwan, I am strongly influenced by my dual Chinese and Japanese heritage. Coming to America, I found my deeply held beliefs being constantly reevaluated, challenged, and sometimes compromised. My work is a medium for me to revisit and gain new understanding from my immigration experience.


Featured Work
Kathy Liao "Breathe Out" Kathy Liao "Breathe In"